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Ferat Sahin

Professor
Department of Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

585-475-2175
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Kate Gleason College Of Engineering Electrical Engineering Department Rm # 3031

Ferat Sahin

Professor
Department of Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Education

BS, Istanbul Technical University (Turkey); MS, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Bio

Dr. Ferat Sahin received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. In September 2000, he joined Rochester Institute of Technology, where he is a Professor. He is also the director of Multi Agent Bio-Robotics Laboratory at RIT. His current research interests are System of Systems Simulation and Modeling, Swarm Intelligence, Robotics, MEMS Materials Modeling, MEMS-based Microrobots, Micro Actuators, Distributed Computing, Decision Theory, Pattern Recognition, Distributed Multi-agent Systems, and Structural Bayesian Network Learning. In addition to conference and journal publications in these areas, he is also the co-author of two books: “Experimental and Practical Robotics” and “Intelligent Control Systems with an Introduction to System of Systems Engineering” by CRC Press. Dr. Sahin has been a reviewer for leading journals and conferences in both the IEEE and other organizations. He serves as the Deputy Editor-in-Chief for International Journal of Computers and Electrical Engineering and as an Associate Editor for IEEE Systems Journal and AutoSoft Journal. He is a member of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, Robotics and Automation Society, and Computational Intelligence Society.

Locally, Dr. Sahin has served as Secretary (2003) and section Vice-chair (2004 and 2005) in the IEEE Rochester Section. He has also been the Faculty Advisor of IEEE student chapter at Rochester Institute of Technology from 2001 to 2003. He has served as the Student Activities chair for the IEEE SMC Society in 2001, 2002, and 2003. He was the Secretary of the IEEE SMC Society from 2003 to 2006. Dr. Sahin received an “Outstanding Contribution Award” for his service as the SMC Society Secretary. He also served as the Treasurer of the IEEE SMC Society in 2011. He is also a member of the SMC Strategic Opportunities and Initiatives Committee and the SMC Technical Committee on System of Systems Engineering. He was the Publication Co-Chair for the IEEE SMC International Conference on System of Systems Engineering (SOSE 2007),as the Technical Co-chair of the IEEE International Conference on System of Systems Engineering (SOSE 2008 and SOSE 2009), and the general chair of SOSE 2011 conference and is the general co-chair of SoSE2013.

For more about Dr. Sahin see his website.

585-475-2175

Areas of Expertise
Robotics
Swarm Intelligence
MEMS Materials Modeling
MEMS-based Microrobots
Micro Actuators
Distributed Computing

Currently Teaching

EEEE-585
3 Credits
An introduction to a wide range of robotics-related topics, including but not limited to sensors, interface design, robot devices applications, mobile robots, intelligent navigation, task planning, coordinate systems and positioning image processing, digital signal processing applications on robots, and controller circuitry design. Pre-requisite for the class is a basic understanding of signals and systems, matrix theory, and computer programming. Software assignments will be given to the students in robotic applications. Students will prepare a project, in which they will complete software or hardware design of an industrial or mobile robot. There will be a two-hour lab additional to the lectures.
EEEE-685
3 Credits
An introduction to a wide range of robotics-related topics, including but not limited to sensors, interface design, robot devices applications, mobile robots, intelligent navigation, task planning, coordinate systems and positioning image processing, digital signal processing applications on robots, and controller circuitry design. Pre- requisite for the class is a basic understanding of signals and systems, matrix theory, and computer programming. Software assignments will be given to the students in robotic applications. Students will prepare a project, in which they will complete software or hardware design of an industrial or mobile robot. There will be a two-hour lab additional to the lectures. Students are required to write an IEEE conference paper on their projects.
EEEE-499
0 Credits
One semester of paid work experience in electrical engineering.
EEEE-784
3 Credits
This course explores advance topics in mobile robots and manipulators. Mobile robot navigation, path planning, room mapping, autonomous navigation are the main mobile robot topics. In addition, dynamic analysis of manipulators, forces and trajectory planning of manipulators, and novel methods for inverse kinematics and control of manipulators will also be explored. The pre-requisite for this course is Principles of Robotics. However, students would have better understanding of the topics if they had Control Systems and Mechatronics courses as well. The course will be a project based course requiring exploration of a novel area in Robotics and writing an IEEE conference level paper.
EEEE-485
3 Credits
This course will cover basic electrical and mechanical engineering topics related to Robotics, including but not limited to: basic electrical and electronics components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, transistors, op-amps, timers) and concepts (sensors, signal conditioning, oscillators) and basic mechanical components (chains, gears, ratchets and pawl belt and chain drives, bearing) and concepts (motion, dynamics equations, and force and torque analysis). In addition, robotics system modeling, control, and applications will be explored. Students will design electronic interfaces and controllers for mechanical devices. Finally, sensor and actuator selection, installation, and application strategies will be explored.
EEEE-636
3 Credits
Cybernetics refers to the science of communication and control theory that is concerned especially with the comparative study of automatic control systems (as in the nervous system and brain and mechanical-electrical communications systems). This course will present material related to the study of cybernetics as well as the aspects of robotics and controls associated with applications of a biological nature. Topics will also include the study of various paradigms and computational methods that can be utilized to achieve the successful integration of robotic mechanisms in a biological setting. Successful participation in the course will entail completion of at least one project involving incorporation of these techniques in a biomedical application. Students are required to write an IEEE conference paper on their projects.
EEEE-536
3 Credits
Cybernetics refers to the science of communication and control theory that is concerned especially with the comparative study of automatic control systems (as in the nervous system and brain and mechanical- electrical communications systems). This course will present material related to the study of cybernetics as well as the aspects of robotics and controls associated with applications of a biological nature. Topics will also include the study of various paradigms and computational methods that can be utilized to achieve the successful integration of robotic mechanisms in a biological setting. Successful participation in the course will entail completion of at least one project involving incorporation of these techniques in a biomedical application.

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  • November 20, 2018

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Journal Paper
Sahin, Ferat and Girish Chandrashekar. "A Survey on Feature Selection Methods." Computers & Electrical Engineering 40. 1 (2014): 16-28. Print.
Sahin, Ugur, Selman Uguz, and Ferat Sahin. "Salt and Pepper Noise Filtering with Fuzzy-cellular Automata." Computers & Electrical Engineering 40. 1 (2014): 59-69. Print.
Sahin, Ferat and Eduardo Cabal-Yepez. "Introduction to Special Issue on Image and Video Processing." Computers & Electrical Engineering 40. 3 (2014): 755-756. Print.
Sahin, Ferat and Eduardo Cabal-Yepez. "Special Issue on Image and Video Processing." Computers & Electrical Engineering 40. 8 (2014): 1-2. Print.
Hibbard, Matthew J., Eric E. Peskin, and Ferat Sahin. "FPGA Implementation of Particle Swarm Optimization for Bayesian Network Learning." Computer and Electrical Engineering Journal, Elsevier 39. 8 (2013): 2454-2468. Print.
Sahin, Ferat and Ryan Bowen. "Introduction to Special Issue on Image and Video Processing." Computer and Electrical Engineering Journal, Elsevier 33. 3 (2013): 715 - 716. Print.
Cinar, Eyup and Ferat Sahin. "New Classification Techniques for Electroencephalogram (EEG) Signals and A Real-time EEG Control of a Robot." Neural Computing and Applications 22. 1 (2013): 29 -39. Print.
Sahin, Ferat. "Special Issue on Image Processing." Computer and Electrical Engineering Journal, Elsevier 38. 5 (2012): 1162 - 1163. Print.
Cinar, Eyup and Ferat Sahin. "New Classification Techniques for Electroencephalogram (EEG) Signals and a Real-Time EEG Control of a Robot." Neural Computing and Applications 20. (2011): 1-11. Web.
Sahin, Ferat and Ziya Arnavut. "Special Issue on Image Processing." Computer and Electrical Engineering Journal, Elsevier 37. 5 (2011): 629-630. Print.
Published Conference Proceedings
Cinar, Eyup and Ferat Sahin. "New Approach for Nanoindentation Using Multiprobe AFM System." Proceedings of the 14th IEEE International Conference on Nannotechnology (IEEE-NANO). Ed. IEEE. Toronto, Canada: IEEE, 2014. Print.
Phillips, Andrew and Ferat Sahin. "A Comparison of Chatter Attenuation Techniques Applied to a Twin Rotor Systems." Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Conference. Ed. IEEE. San Diego, California: IEEE, 2014. Print.
Bowen, Ryan, et al. "Embedded One-class Classification on RF Generator Using Mixture of Gaussians." Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Conference. Ed. IEEE. San Diego, California: IEEE, 2014. Print.
Phillips, Andrew and Ferat Sahin. "Optimal Control of a Twin Rotor MIMO System Using LQR with Integral Action." Proceedings of the World Automation Congress (WAC), 2014. Ed. IEEE. Waikoloa, Hawaii: IEEE, 2014. Print.
Kumar, Shitij and Ferat Sahin. "Brain Computer Interface for Interactive and Intelligent Image Search and Retrieval." Proceedings of the HONET-ICT 2013, High-Capacity Optical Networks and Emerging/Enabling Technologies. Ed. Jasin Raja. Nicosia, Cyprus: IEEE, 2013. Print.
Sahin, Ugur and Ferat Sahin. "Hybridized Fuzzy Cellular Automata Thresholding Algorithm for Edge Detection Optimized by PSO." Proceedings of the HONET-ICT 2013, High-Capacity Optical Networks and Emerging/Enabling Technologies. Ed. Jasin Raja. Nicosia, Cyprus: IEEE, 2013. Print.
Sorkunlu, Niyazi and Ferat Sahin. "Block Matching with Particle Swarm Optimization for Motion Estimation." Proceedings of the HONET-ICT 2013, High-Capacity Optical Networks and Emerging/Enabling Technologies. Ed. Jasin Raja. Nicosia, Cyprus: IEEE, 2013. Print.
Sahin, Ugur and Ferat Sahin. "Uniform Cellular Automata Linear Rules for Edge Detection." Proceedings of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Conference (SMC 2013). Ed. Hana Krautwurmova. Manchester, UK: IEEE, 2013. Print.
Chandrashekar, Girish and Ferat Sahin. "In-vivo Fault Analysis and Real-time Fault Prediction for RF Generators Using State-of-the-art Classifier." Proceedings of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Conference (SMC 2013),. Ed. Hana Krautwurmova. Manchester, UK: IEEE, 2013. Print.
Bowen, Ryan and Ferat Sahin. "Net-centric System of Systems Framework for Human Detection." Proceedings of the International Conference on System of Systems Engineering (SoSE 2013). Ed. Aly El-Osery. Maui, Hawaii: IEEE, 2013. Print.
Sahin, Ugur and Ferat Sahin. "Pattern Recognition With Surface EMG Signal Based Wavelet Transformation." Proceedings of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC 2012). Ed. Byoung-Kyong Min, Long Chen, and Jong-Hwan Lee. Seoul, South Korea: IEEE, 2012. Print.
Chandrashekar, Girish and Ferat Sahin. "In-Vivo Fault Prediction for RF Generators using Variable Elimination and State-of-the-art Classifiers." Proceedings of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC 2012). Ed. Byoung-Kyong Min, Long Chen, Jong-Hwan Lee. Seoul, South Korea: IEEE, 2012. Print.
Erkilinc, Mustafa Sezer and Ferat Sahin. "Camera Control with EMG Signals using Principle Component Analysis and Support Vector Machines." Proceedings of the IEEE International Systems Conference 2011. Ed. Alain Beaulieu. Montreal, Canada: n.p., 2011. Print.
Dragunov, Yuri and Ferat Sahin. "Agent-in-the-Loop Simulation for Testing Swarm Robots using an XML-based System of System Framework in Discrete-Event Simulation Specification." Proceedings of the IEEE SoSE 2011 System of Systems Engineering. Ed. Aly El-Osery. Albuquerque: IEEE, 2011. Print.
Torres, Ticiano and Ferat Sahin. "A Study of Crossover Operators and Reference Set Sizes for Scatter Search in Unconstrained Function Optimization." Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (IEEE SMC 2011). Ed. Gary Anderson. Anchorage, AK: IEEE, 2011. Print.
Rao, T. M., et al. "Computing Optimal Snowplow Route Plans Using Genetic Algorithms." Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (IEEE SMC 2011). Ed. Gary Anderson. Anchorage, AK: IEEE, 2011. Print.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Sahin, Ferat. "A Novel Approach to Nanoindentation using Multiprobe AFM System." NanoPhotonics/MultiProbe Workshop. Nanonics Inc. Boston, MA. 22 Jul. 2014. Keynote Speech.
External Scholarly Fellowships/National Review Committee
7/1/2013 - 6/6/2014
     MKS ENI Inc.
     Amount: 29,907
7/1/2013 - 6/30/2014
     NYSTAR
     Amount: 60,611
6/1/2013 - 5/31/2014
     MKS ENI Inc.
     Amount: 48,674
7/1/2012 - 6/30/2013
     MKS ENI Inc.
     Amount: 29,903
7/1/2012 - 6/30/2013
     NYSTAR - CIES
     Amount: 64,631
4/15/2012 - 5/31/2013
     MKS ENI Inc.
     Amount: 38,631